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Forest Bathing in a Rain Forest

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Lyon Arboretum

3860 Manoa Road

Honolulu, HI 96822

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Forest bathing is a great way to start your vacation or appreciate how lucky we are to live in Hawai'i! Forbes.com has named Forest Bathing Hawaiʻi's walks in the top 5 INTERNATIONAL "incredible once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences that should be on every intrepid traveler's bucket list."

On your forest bathing walk, you'll be guided on a gentle, mindful stroll on the verdant grounds of the Lyon Arboretum. You'll leave behind the stresses of the world and get in touch with the healing powers of the forest. As we move through about a mile of easy trail, your certified forest therapy guide will offer a series of “invitations” to help you re-connect with nature through your senses.

"Forest Bathing" (translated from "shinrin-yoku," an established public health practice in Japan) is a growing global wellness movement backed by 30 years of scientific research on the physical and psychological benefits of immersing yourself in nature. See more, including recent national media coverage on forest bathing at www.forestbathinghi.com.

Please bring water, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, mosquito repellant, a casual backpack to hold your stuff (including a rain jacket), and walking sticks if you need them. For your safety and comfort, we recommend wearing close-toed shoes w/ good traction; light-weight long-sleeved shirt & long pants.

Includes tea and snack, mats to sit on, plus fees to Lyon Arboretum. Gratuities not included.

Please email to request kamaʻāina discount.


** For a shorter walk in a garden atmosphere followed by access to an art gallery, check out Forest Bathing in an Artist's Garden. Still and Moving Center is offering a forest bathing walk there on December 30, 2019, please click here. ****

** Give the gift of a forest bathing walk with a gift card. **

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Minimum age: 16 years old.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Free parking at Lyon Arboretum. Follow Manoa Road, pass Treetops Restaurant and the parking for Manoa Falls. If there's a parking attendant who stops your car, tell him/her you're going to the Arboretum. Continue up the road (watch for pedestrians on the side of the road!), you'll see a sign for Manoa Falls trailhead, turn left there and into the Arboretum. Go up the winding drive until you're in the parking lot. I'll meet you at the Visitors Center.

If coming as a group, carpooling is encouraged; spaces can sometimes be at a premium. Or go green and take TheBus - #5 Manoa route. Get off at the end of the line at Kumuone St. (tell the driver you're going to the Arboretum or Manoa Falls) and walk for about .5 miles into the valley to the Arboretum. Stay on the sidewalk until the sidewalk ends, then walk on far RIGHT side of road. Once you turn into the Arboretum, follow trail signs to Visitor Center.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Feel free to email forestbathinghi@gmail.com.

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Lyon Arboretum

3860 Manoa Road

Honolulu, HI 96822

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